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Sail the Whitsundays

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3 NIGHTS
3 NIGHTS
2 NIGHTS SAILING
2 NIGHTS SAILING
EXCLUSIVES
EXCLUSIVES

YOUR FLIGHT CENTRE EXCLUSIVES HOLIDAY INCLUDES:

  • Flexible bookings~~

Relax knowing that you can make unlimited amendments or a cancellation with NO fees up to 30 days prior to check-in.

  • 3 nights at Mirage Whitsundays in a Deluxe Ocean View Apartment

Enjoy 3 nights in a modern apartment that has been designed in an open plan format to maximize the incredible views across Airlie Beach. Sit on your private balcony or relax in a sun lounge and enjoy the cool sea breeze. 

  • 2 day 2 nights Sailing onboard Solway Lass in a Standard Cabin.

Step on board this authentic old-world tall ship and experience the Whitsundays in a unique way. Enjoy privacy at night in your own rustic cabin lined with cedar and teak and softly lit with a modern brass lantern. Retreat to the Upper Sunbathing Deck to relax or the shade of the Mid Deck saloon area to enjoy an icy cold beer or wine from the bar while sailing the idyllic Whitsunday Islands. From swimming in the tropical beaches and snorkelling the coral reefs to enjoying scenic bushwalks, the ship’s historic billowing sails, wooden details and friendly crew will leave you with an unforgettable holiday. 

  • All-inclusive main meals onboard Solway Lass#

Never go hungry as all main meals from the moment you step on board until you step off will be taken care of by the lovely crew. Locally sourced seasonal fruits and vegetables will be used to prepare meals fresh for you to eat anywhere onboard. Enjoy healthy continental breakfasts, hearty lunches and BBQ dinners in true Aussie style. 

PLUS FLIGHT CENTRE EXCLUSIVES:

  • BONUS Exclusive $50 bar credit per cabin on board Solway Lass

Enjoy $50 bar credit to treat yourself. Sit back on the deck of the Solway Lass with a drink in hand as you watch the sunset over the Whitsunday waters.

  • BONUS Daily boxed continental breakfast for two at Mirage Whitsundays

Enjoy a complimentary boxed continental breakfast each morning! Start your day with a delicious meal consisting of locally sourced foods that will provide you with the fuel you need for a day full of activities and relaxing. 

  • BONUS Complimentary bottle of wine and chocolates on arrival at Mirage Whitsundays

Experience true Whitsundays hospitality with a welcome bottle of wine and chocolates on arrival at Mirage Whitsundays. This city-style greeting is the perfect start to your tropical holiday and will make you feel at home at the Whitsundays! 

  • BONUS Return Proserpine Airport to Airlie Beach transfer

Don’t stress about how to get to your resort! With Flight Centre Exclusives get to and from Proserpine Airport to Airlie Beach with return ferry transfers for a stress-free holiday!

  • BONUS Services of a professional skipper and crew onboard Solway Lass 

You will be welcomed onboard by an experienced skipper and friendly crew eager to service all your needsEverything from preparing meals, serving drinks, hoisting the massive sailsdemonstrating safety and equipment usage, guiding island walks, showing how to make fun use of the Tarzan rope swing and bow nets, the well-trained crew will provide all the fun and excitement on how to enjoy your multi day sailing in true Whitsundays style. 

  • BONUS National and Marine Park fees and Marina levies 

All National Park, Marine Park and Marina levies from Airlie Beach through to the Whitsunday Islands are covered so you need not worry about paying during your visit. 

  • BONUS Daily morning tea, snacks & desserts on board Solway Lass

Feeling peckish throughout the day? You will be well looked after on board the Solway Lass with daily morning tea, snacks and desserts available. So, indulge- you’re on holiday after all! 

  • BONUS Complimentary use of stand-up paddle boards, snorkelling equipment, wetsuits, stinger suits and towels

New for Solway Lass is stand-up paddle boards for you to use to enjoy the blue waters and get a full-body workout! Snorkelling equipment, wetsuits, stinger suits, bed linen and bath towels are also conveniently provided with compliments. You need not worry about how to use the equipment as the crew will be more than happy to provide basic tuition. 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Snorkel Fringing Coral Reefs teeming with marine life
  • View the Coral Reefs from the Glass Bottom Boat
  • Swim in the tropical waters of the Whitsundays
  • Enjoy the rope swing or bow nets on the boat – features unique to Solway Lass!
  • Visit the islands and enjoy guided bush walks
  • Discover iconic Whitehaven Beach & the Hill Inlet Lookout
  • Free time to explore the Whitsundays from the resort town of Airlie Beach

 

PURCHASE BY:

31 October 2020

BOOK BY:

30 November 2020

STAY LONGER:

Call our Holiday Experts about adding extra nights at Mirage Whitsundays from $133pp/pn*

ROOM UPGRADES:

Upgrade to a Two Bedroom Deluxe Oceanview Apartment at Mirage Whitsundays from $150pp*

Upgrade to an Ensuite Cabin on board the Solway Lass from $200pp*

Buy now with 0% Interest Free!~

 

ITINERARY

  • Day 1-3: Mirage Whitsundays, Airlie Beach

Transfer from Proserpine airport to your accommodation. Explore the tropical resort town of Airlie Beach at your leisure. The main street is lined with delicious restaurants, bars, specialty shops and the famous Airlie Beach lagoon. Unwind in the azure blue views of the beach and indulge in fresh seafood meals or take a scenic flight to view the stunning landscape from this tropical hub (not included).

  •  Day 4: Set Sail to Whitsunday Islands (B, D)

Make your own way to the Coral Sea Marina. Solway Lass departs the marina at 4pm and then sails to your first night’s anchorage to enjoy sunset drinks before dinner is served. Why not try the rope swing with a splash or sit in the bow nets up front dipping your feet into the warm waters. There is also a glass bottom tender boat perfect for those who aren’t keen on snorkelling but still want to see the tropical marine life.

  • Day 5: Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Islands (B, L, D)

Have breakfast on board as you travel to Tongue Bay. From here you will be brought to the beach and be given time to visit Hill Inlet and the north end of Whitehaven Beach. Come back onboard after a few hours of exploration for lunch as the boat then sails North. Once arriving near the north of Hook Island there will be the possibility of either a snorkel or a sunset beach stroll. Spend the second night in a safe anchorage nearby, such as Stonehaven.

  • Day 6: Airlie Beach (B, L)

The final morning will be spent snorkelling in another one of the northern bays, leading on to the final sail back to Airlie Beach, arriving back at the marina at 1pm. Make your own way to the meeting point for your transfer to Proserpine airport.

 

SOLWAY LASS

Solway Lass is a classic twin mast Tall Ship schooner with 118 years of history. She served for Britain in WWI, Germany in WWII and was Sydney’s Tall Ship for 14 years. With history below your feet and sails above, today she is immaculately restored and presents a once-a-lifetime opportunity for holidaymakers of all ages to experience a traditional sailing as it was a century ago.

After being welcomed aboard, your participation is welcome to help set the massive sails or just sit back and relish the sailing experience from a bygone era. Set sail to the beautiful Whitsundays and hit up the silica white sands of Whitehaven Beach for a refreshing swim and even wade among harmless baby sharks and stingrays. Have your camera ready for the swirling sands of Hill Inlet with a scenic bushwalk to the lookout. Snorkel the most colourful and diverse fringing reefs for the ultimate experience.

Try the Tarzan swing for a fun way to enter the water or make use of the stand-up paddle boards. For the water shy, relax out in the bow net and watch the water lap the front of the ship or try the glass bottom boat to spot marine life. There is something for everyone and you will make friends with like-minded travellers. Whatever you choose you do, her sheet size, billowing sails, wooden details and friendly crew sets the scene for an unforgettable tour.

Standard Cabin

Your package includes a Standard Cabin with shared bathroom facilities.

  • 1x private double cabin (sleeps 2 adults)
  • 1x private twin cabin (sleeps 2 adults)

Ensuite Cabin

Upgrade to an Ensuite Cabin from $200 per person (subject to availability)

  • 2x private double or twin share cabins with ensuite (sleeps 2 adults)

 Ship Features

  • Stable 88ft two-masted square-rigged tall ship, historically built in 1902
  • Max guests– Reduced from 30 to 18 passengers with 6 crew due to COVID-19
  • Authentic sailing experience suitable for all ages, couples, independent travellers and families
  • Glass bottom tender (small boat)
  • Saloon area with a licensed bar (no BYO)
  • Large spacious decks including covered outdoor seating
  • Rustic interior and old-world feel
  • Comfortable air-conditioned cabins lined with cedar and teak timbers
  • Separate male and female bathrooms with hot showers & 240V power available
  • Meals freshly prepared onboard
  • Enjoy swinging from the Tarzan rope
  • Snorkel gear, wetsuits, towels and bed linen provided
  • Complimentary use of stand-up paddle boards

MIRAGE WHITSUNDAYS

With its stunning waterfront location on Queensland’s breathtaking Airlie Beach, there’s no denying Mirage Whitsundays provides a relaxing and enviable tropical getaway! Get ready for some thrills and chills as you inch closer to vibrant restaurants, sandy beaches and some of the most enviable island destinations in the world. With easy access to the incredible Great Barrier Reef, you’ll be in the epicentre of fun and adventure at Mirage Whitsundays.

Choose from Mirage Whitsundays’ collection of serviced apartments, overlooking the pristine blue waters. Each self-contained apartment is designed with your convenience in mind, featuring full kitchen and laundry facilities plus a plunge pool in some units. Enjoy amazing onsite facilities. Feel revitalised and refreshed after a therapeutic massage or beauty treatment at the on-site spa. When you feel like soaking up the great weather, take a dip in the sprawling, lagoon-style pool or relax on a poolside sun-lounger with a drink in hand.

At Mirage Whitsundays, there’s never a dull moment. Meditate or practice your asanas with morning yoga by the pool. Hit the on-site gym for excellent workout facilities. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, explore a myriad of flavours at Mira Café and Mira Ambrosia, plus many more dining options nearby. Whether you’re here for romance or family fun, Mirage Whitsundays is the perfect home-away-from-home in the Whitsundays.

1-Bedroom Deluxe Ocean View Apartment

Check-in to your boutique, airy apartment which opens up to stunning views of Airlie Beach. Fully self-contained and styled with soothing pastels, this Deluxe Ocean View Apartment features a spacious dining and living area. Enjoy peace and quiet as you cosy down on your luxurious bed or plush sofa. Laze away in the tub with champagne in hand or on the private balcony while indulging in Instagram-worthy scenery.

2-Bedroom Deluxe Ocean View Apartment

Upgrade to a 2-Bedroom Deluxe Ocean View Apartment at Mirage Whitsundays from $150 per person.

Experience superb accommodation with a stylish 2-Bedroom Deluxe Ocean View Apartment. Luxe amenities range from full laundry and kitchen facilities to spacious bedrooms and living spaces, ideal for a big group. Gaze at the sparkling ocean from your floor-to-ceiling windows or while the hours away soaking up the coastal atmosphere on your private balcony. Your fabulous ensuite comes with a spa tub and your living room adds an ergonomic workspace.

2020 TRAVEL DATES:

  • 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28 November 2020
  • 3, 5, 10, 12 December 2020

SEASONAL SURCHARGES:

add from $100 per person for travel 12 November 2020 – 19 December 2020

2021 TRAVEL DATES:

  • 28, 30 January 2021
  • 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 27 February 2021
  • 4, 6, 13, 20, 25, 27 March 2021

BLACKOUT DATES:

  • 17 December 2020 – 26 January 2021

TRAVEL DATES:

  • Selected dates between 12 November 2020 – 27 March 2021

HIGH SEASON SURCHARGE DATES:

  • For travel 12 November – 19 December 2020 add from $100pp*

BLACKOUT DATES:

  • 17 December 2020 to 26 January 2021

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

9 Months interest free available from $45.65 per week for two people.

*Airfares not included. Ask our Holiday Experts about adding flights to this package!

~~Flexible bookings- Unlimited amendments or a cancellation with NO fees up to 30 days prior to check-in. Within 30 days prior to check-in or if flights are added to a booking, once confirmed the booking becomes non-refundable and amendment fees may apply.

*From price. All prices below are in Australian Dollars and are based on per person twin share occupancy unless stated otherwise.

BOOKING CONFIRMATION

Due to the high demand and limited availability of these special rates, bookings are not confirmed immediately after purchase.  Final confirmation will be sent with an itinerary attachment via email, usually within 48 hours.

TRANSFERS

Transfers operate at set times and must be pre-booked. You must provide arrival and departure times and flight information at least 30 days before departure to confirm your transfers.

LUGGAGE POLICY

There are no luggage storing facilities on any of our vessels or at the marina. Guests are to pre-arrange luggage storage for the duration of their trip. Guests are kindly asked to pack lightly for their trip, in a soft-sided zipless bag.

WHAT TO BRING ONBOARD

Bring clothes, towel, toiletries, hat, swimwear, sunscreen, jacket/sweater, camera, sunglasses, runners or sandals for island walks, cash or credit card for onboard purchases.

ALCOHOL POLICY

Solway Lass has a fully licenced bar with alcoholic drinks, bottled water and soft drinks sold at reasonable prices. Accounts can be paid at the end of the trip, using Cash, Visa, Mastercard or EFTPOS. Complimentary chilled tap water, tea and coffee is available at all times.

ITINERARY

The itinerary is subject to change due to weather and tidal conditions and to ensure maximum guest safety and enjoyment at the captain’s discretion.

MEALS ONBOARD

Meals are freshly prepared onboard using quality Australian produce. Special diets can be catered at additional cost and must be advised at time of booking.

MARINA MEETING POINT

Transfers to the marina are not included. Crew will meet the guests 60 minutes prior to departure at Coral Sea Marina (South End) at Meeting Point C.

PARKING

Guests who drive, can park cars at Coral Sea Marina. A fee applies to park at this marina, and guests purchase parking tickets from the machines in the car park (credit cards or coins) at own cost.

FORCE MAJEURE

Force majeure means any natural disaster, accident, fire, act of God, act of war, terrorism, legally binding judgment, injunction, action of a court or other relevant authority, emergency, unplanned repairs, maintenance, strike, industrial dispute, work ban, blockade or picketing, travel ban, pandemic, epidemic or outbreak of infectious disease, or other event beyond our reasonable direct or indirect control. In case of force majeure or other extraordinary event that prevents safe travel, we reserve the right to adjust, postpone or cancel the trip.

BUY BY 31 OCTOBER 2020 & BOOK BY 30 NOVEMBER 2020

Prices are correct at the time of publication, are twin share per person, may change without notice & subject to availability. Restrictions & conditions apply. See website for full terms, conditions & travel dates. Prices quoted are on sale until 31 OCTOBER 2020 unless otherwise stated or sold out prior. Seasonal surcharges & blackout dates may apply depending on date of travel.

Additional fees, including surcharges and visa fees specific to your departure date may apply. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge. Advertised price includes any bonus nights. Please ask us for further details or visit our website at www.flightcentreexclusives.com.au. Flight Centre Exclusives provides holiday packages offered by Ignite Holidays Pty Ltd & is a subsidiary of Ignite Travel Group. ATAS Accreditation No. A10345.

~Approved applicants only. Fees, terms, conditions & minimum finance amount $400 apply, incl $99 Annual Fee charged at the time the first debit is charged to your Skye Account and annually on the anniversary of that date. When you have met the Interest Free Criteria, the Annual Fee must be paid in full within the Interest Free Period or it will attract interest. If you do not meet the Interest Free Criteria the Annual Fee will attract interest from the date the Annual Fee is debited to your Skye Account Minimum monthly repayment required. Interest (charged at the Expired Promotional Rate) payable on outstanding balances after any Interest Free Period in relation to a Promotional Offer. See skyecard.com.au for current interest rates. Only available at Skye retail partners. Credit provided by FlexiCards Australia Pty Ltd ABN 31 099 651 877 Australian Credit Licence number 247415. FlexiCards Australia is a subsidiary of FlexiGroup Limited.

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